Chip Giessler, Pastor
Pastor Chip Giessler is excited and thankful to be part of the new things God is doing at Evergreen Church. And he’s confident you’ll like it too.
Chip and his family moved to Leesburg in July ’99 from Newport News VA (where he pastored for 6 years). The Giessler family consists of Laura, who works as a reading specialist at Cedar Lane Elementary School (LCPS), Caris & Will currently in college, and Hannah, a student at Heritage High School. They live in the Kincaid Forest neighborhood, near the Leesburg Airport.
Prior to coming here, he had lived in Boston MA, Berkeley CA, Washington DC, Durham NC, Peshawar Pakistan, and a handful of other places. But having gone to high school in Fairfax County (Mount Vernon H.S. 1983), he considers Northern Virginia home.
He majored in computer science & philosophy at Duke University, served as an officer in the US Air Force (Ft. Meade, MD, Bolling AFB & the Pentagon), attended seminary at Gordon-Conwell (a non-denominational theological school near Boston), and has pastored for 10years.
Here in Leesburg, Chip enjoys playing in pick-up basketball games, biking on the W & OD trail, and kayaking on Goose Creek & the Potomac River. His favorite nearby hiking spots are Raven Rocks (just north of where the Appalachian Trail crosses Rt. 7), Balls Bluff battlefield, Red Rocks overlook, and the perimeter path on the Evergreen Church land. .
You can reach Chip by calling Evergreen church at (703) 737-7700 or send him e-mail: Pastor@EvergreenChurch.net
Julia Kasdorf is a professional musician and guitar teacher in Loudoun County. She has played everything from punk to pop, rock ‘n roll to swing. She plays numerous instruments and has some good songs to her credit.
Julia found herself in need of church about 10 years ago, and discovered a warm welcome at Evergreen Church. She joined the worship team, and eventually became its worship leader.
Julia acknowledges this is more because of her musicianship than because of her spiritual gifts. “It’s a real honor to be Evergreen’s worship leader. Not only do I get to play good music every Sunday and lead a committed, open-hearted team, but I’m constantly exploring my personal connection with God as we get the songs ready for worship. We have a vibrant, supportive congregation, plus I get to spend quality time with Chip every week. It’s a real joy for me to be Evergreen’s worship leader.”
You can reach Julia at Music@EvergreenChurch.net
Dana is our Director of Children’s Ministry. She loves children, and wants them to know that God loves them.
You can reach Dana at Children@EvergreenChurch.net